What is this bug?!?!?!?
Dear What’s That Bug:
I found this bug in my bathroom. Is it some sort of centipede or millipede? I couldn’t find a picture of it on the web. I tried to kill it but it wouldn’t die. Mean, huh? Its legs moved in waves. We live in Iowa. I have never seen this before – do you know?
Thanks for being on the web – great site!
Brea Lewis
Sioux City, Iowa

Hi Brea,
You have a centipede. They do contain poison glands and some species, especially the large centipedes from Texas and Oklahoma, can give a painful bite.

3 Responses to Centipede

  1. Joshua says:

    Might want to be careful the next time you go to bed!!!!
    If you find one again kill it, they can kill a full grown dog or small child.

  2. julietgreen says:

    I suspect a Minecraft related hoax as in:


    but I’d be delighted to be proven wrong.

  3. Stephanie Ward says:

    I have found several of these around my hose are they the same younger version or something different? It’s only 2-3 inches long and the but spicks things vary from yellowish to black

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